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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Abortion
    Ed Gillespie: Opposes abortion.
    Scott Brown: OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights.
    John Kasich: Require women seeking an abortion listen to fetal heartbeat.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
    Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
    Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
    Rodney Glassman: Not conservative on abortion.
    Gary Herbert: Don't criminalize woman seeking illegal forms of abortion.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Financially supported by Emily's List.
    Michael Steele: Pro-life, but we have to live with 33 years of reality.
    KT McFarland: Supports abortion rights.
    John Spencer: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
    John Spencer: Favor adoption over abortion.
    Rick Lazio: No Medicare funds for abortions; OK to fund privately abroad.
    John McCain: Abortion OK if raped; and no testing for rape.
    Hillary Clinton: Remain vigilant on a woman’s right to chose.
    Gary Bauer: No compromise on Litmus Test for Supreme Court.
Budget & Economy
    Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
    Angus King: Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic.
    Jill Stein: Top 1% are rolling in dough; the rest are in crisis.
    Andrew Cuomo: Economic Blueprint: growth via development projects.
    David Paterson: Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment.
    Claire McCaskill: Take on sacred cows that gave us $8 trillion debt.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: NJ has a net loss of $31B to Washington from federal taxes.
    Mike Bloomberg: Balanced $6B deficit with higher property taxes.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Reluctantly proposed higher taxes to close Idaho deficit.
    Al Gore: Bush’s policies made $4 trillion in surpluses disappear.
    Gray Davis: Buy wholesale electricity; build plants; conserve now.
    Spencer Abraham: No price caps on electricity; focus on reducing demand.
    Rick Lazio: Supported GOP budgets for “smaller decentralized govt”.
    Rick Lazio: Supported balanced budget amendment.
    Al Gore: Confidence in markets & policy is basis for solid economy.
    Al Gore: Pay off the national debt by 2013.
    Al Gore: Economic strategy: pay off debt; invest in future.
    Bill Bradley: Early supporter of simplifying taxes, cutting deficit & debt.
    Rudy Giuliani: Economic development requires maintenance.
    Steve Forbes: Conservative economics: flat tax, less govt, Greenspan out.
Civil Rights
    Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
    Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
    George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
    Bob Turner: Supports domestic partnerships, not same-sex marriage.
    Andrew Cuomo: Marriage equality for ALL New Yorkers.
    Andrew Cuomo: $200M contract support to get 20% MWBE contracts.
    Andrew Cuomo: Improved services to 2 million residents with disabilities.
    Donald Trump: No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits.
    Charlie Crist: Lifetime member of NAACP.
    David Paterson: Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%.
    Rand Paul: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Trey Grayson: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Bill Owens: Civil unions but no same-sex marriage.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Supports gay marriage.
    Sarah Palin: Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional.
    Hillary Clinton: Op-ed: Sposnored flag-burning bill for centrist credential.
    George W. Bush: Bush calls for constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
    Wesley Clark: Constitutional amendment against flag desecration.
    Wesley Clark: Constitutional Amendment against flag desecration.
    Rick Lazio: Racial preferences OK in college admissions.
    Rick Lazio: Ban gays in the military.
    George W. Bush: Rejects anti-Catholicism and racial segregation.
    George W. Bush: Repudiates anti-Catholicism despite Bob Jones University.
    John McCain: Leave Confederate flag decision to people of SC.
    Bill Bradley: Civil Rights Act & hate crime laws cover gays.
    Rudy Giuliani: Extended all city benefits to same-sex couples.
    Ronald Reagan: Gay teachers should not advocate their lifestyle to students.
Corporations
    Jill Stein: Romney & Obama are both pro-1% big corporation.
    Andrew Cuomo: Prevent landlords from avoiding rent regulation.
    David Paterson: Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program.
    Mike Bloomberg: Wooed Goldman Sachs to NYC with $1.65 billion in tax breaks.
Crime
    Andrew Cuomo: Prisons are not an economic development program.
    Andrew Cuomo: Collect DNA for all crimes, to exonerate the innocent.
    Andrew Cuomo: Incarcerating juveniles increases likelihood of offending.
    Charlie Crist: Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs.
    Michael Steele: Personally opposed to the death penalty.
    Mike Bloomberg: Lock them up and throw away key, but no death penalty.
    Rick Lazio: Limit death-row legal challenges.
    Rick Lazio: Tort Reform: Limit product liability damages.
    Al Gore: Third Way: Tough on crime prevention & tough on crime itself.
    Al Gore: Constitutional amendment for victim’s rights.
    Al Gore: Gore: Bush fosters recidivism; need more rehabilitation.
    George W. Bush: Push for prisons & sentencing reduced Texas crime rates.
    Hillary Clinton: Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases.
    Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani backs police in Bronx killing.
    George W. Bush: Bush is confident that none of 112 executed were innocent.
    George W. Bush: Death penalty clemency for bad process, not for repentance.
    George W. Bush: Bush’s Texas is a bad place to be “young and irresponsible”.
Drugs
    Donald Trump: Fired Miss USA crown winner due to drug over-indulgence.
    Amy Klobuchar: More resources to fight the meth epidemic.
    John Spencer: Runs alcohol abuse consultancy based on personal experience.
    Howard Dean: Smoked marijuana in the past, as did other Dems.
    Al Gore: Mandatory weekly drug testing for state prisoners & parolees.
    Al Gore: Drug treatment programs for every addict who wants one.
    Al Gore: Pot use in 60s was like moonshine in 20s.
    Elizabeth Dole: Double the Mexican border patrol to keep drugs out.
    Elizabeth Dole: End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas.
    George W. Bush: Full background checks on drug use for all appointees.
Education
    Andrew Cuomo: Replace 1950s bureaucracy with 2020 performance organization.
    Andrew Cuomo: Additional SUNY Challenge Grants.
    Michele Bachmann: Charter school ran afoul due to Christian teaching.
    Andrew Cuomo: Replace formula-based grants with performance incentives.
    Andrew Cuomo: Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance.
    Sarah Palin: Supports teaching intelligent design in public schools.
    John Spencer: Favors school choice, vouchers, and charter schools.
    Robert Reich: Standardized tests are too one-size-fits-all for many kids.
    Rick Lazio: Vouchers for private school tuition.
    Hillary Clinton: Opposes merit pay for individual teachers.
    Hillary Clinton: Supports merit pay for entire schools.
    Hillary Clinton: City schools are overcrowded and falling apart.
    Hillary Clinton: Scholarships for teachers who go to urban schools.
    Hillary Clinton: Increase resources to meet increased standards.
    Hillary Clinton: Fight with Gore for public schools; no voucher “gimmicks”.
    Al Gore: Use budget surplus for teacher bonuses & more pre-school.
    Bill Bradley: Use budget surplus for more teachers & more Head Start.
    George W. Bush: Link block grants & vouchers to student testing.
    George W. Bush: If schools fail for 3 years, funding becomes “portable”.
    John McCain: Unrestricted block grants--let states decide spending.
    John McCain: Let states decide if they link vouchers to student testing.
    Rudy Giuliani: Improve schools by taking on the unions & special interests.
    George W. Bush: Praise and reward successful schools; shame failures.
Energy & Oil
    Terry McAuliffe: 2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
    Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
    Bob Turner: Keystone XL pipeline & hydrofracking are key energy sources.
    Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
    Andrew Cuomo: Focus more attention on exploiting our solar potential.
    Andrew Cuomo: Power for Jobs: use low cost hydropower.
    Charlie Crist: Open to cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions.
    Sarah Palin: Claimed major triumph: $500 million subsidy for gas pipeline.
    Richard Tarrant: Study & implement hydrogen cars & eco-friendly products.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Wean America off of fossil fuels altogether.
    Wesley Clark: Renegotiate Kyoto Agreement rather than reject it.
    Rick Lazio: Support EPA and CWA; but allow drilling in ANWR.
    Rudy Giuliani: Open Strategic Petroleum Reserve to battle high oil prices.
    George W. Bush: Opposes Kyoto treaty, ESA, & other intrusive regulations.
Environment
    Andrew Cuomo: Water policy to protect environment and business interests.
    Charles Schumer: Relax restrictions on over-fishing to help fishermen.
    Frank Pallone: Relax restrictions on over-fishing to help fishermen.
    Sarah Palin: Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination.
    Dale Groutage: Allow hunting on public lands, but not drilling.
    James Webb: More funding to reduce traffic congestion.
    Ned Lamont: Vigilance in protecting Clean Water Act.
    Richard Tarrant: Promote environmentally friendly business practices.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Supports the Polluter Pays Principle.
    George W. Bush: Pushed voluntary compliance in Texas instead of mandates.
    George W. Bush: Cooperate with industry, instead of lawsuits & regulations.
    George W. Bush: Houston leads US in smog, but Texas is getting cleaner.
    Al Gore: $10 billion for mass transit and open spaces.
Families & Children
    Michele Bachmann: Raised 23 foster kids, with her own kids,as "treatment home".
    Sarah Palin: Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby.
    Rick Lazio: Require companies to allow unpaid family leave.
    Al Gore: Use family courts to resolve Elian case.
    George W. Bush: Troubled by use of force in Elian case.
    Hillary Clinton: Leave politics out of Elian decision.
    Hillary Clinton: Governments can’t love child; but it can help families.
    George W. Bush: Decide Elian’s case in Florida courts, not federal.
    Rudy Giuliani: Child Protection should move toward permanent foster homes.
Foreign Policy
    Hillary Clinton: "Smart power" combines diplomacy and development.
    John Roberts: Foreign law is irrelevant to US elected officials.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citing foreign law ok; we're not bound by it.
    Mike Bloomberg: Four trips abroad in first four months of 2007.
    Claire McCaskill: Active role for US in solving Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
    Anthony Kennedy: Using foreign law is inevitable with an interconnected world.
    Antonin Scalia: Foreign laws ought to be rejected out of hand.
    Stephen Breyer: Supreme Court can learn from foreign laws.
    George W. Bush: No strategic ambiguity: US will defend Taiwan against China.
    Elizabeth Dole: End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas.
    Elizabeth Dole: Russia: Work with policies, not personalities.
    Elizabeth Dole: N. Korea & other rogue regimes are not our equals.
    Pat Buchanan: Fighting Hitler & WWII was a noble cause.
    Pat Buchanan: Warns against unsustainable commitments of US forces abroad.
    Pat Buchanan: Protecting Poland from Hitler protected USSR for Communism.
    Pat Buchanan: American leaders obsessed with Jewish influence.
    Pat Buchanan: Hitler was no direct threat to the US after 1940.
Free Trade
    Mike Bloomberg: Staunchly for free trade and against protectionism.
    George W. Bush: Supports congressional vote for China NTR & WTO.
    George W. Bush: No trade barriers from Alaska to the tip of Cape Horn.
    George W. Bush: Against WTO on foreign sales corp (for offshore tax breaks).
    John McCain: Against foreign sales corporations (offshore tax breaks).
    Elizabeth Dole: China: Two-track policy: Open markets + political reforms.
    George W. Bush: Admit China to WTO.
    Dick Zimmer: Leaned toward voting for NAFTA despite listing against.
Government Reform
    Thad Cochran: OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi.
    Angus King: Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations.
    Andrew Cuomo: Public Integrity Reform Act: state ethics disclosures.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates.
    David Paterson: Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Sunlight Report: lobbyist meetings & earmarks on website.
    Sarah Palin: Supported infamous “Bridge to Nowhere”; now criticizes it.
    Mike Bloomberg: All presidential candidates should declare an issues matrix.
    Bob Corker: Legislature should make law, not judges via consent decrees.
    Dale Groutage: Campaign finance reform to limit special interests.
    Rick Lazio: Fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Rick Lazio: Ban soft money & issue ads.
    Rick Lazio: Supported a Term Limits constitutional amendment.
    Al Gore: Continue Reinvention: put everything federal on Internet.
    Al Gore: $7B public campaign finance fund.
    John McCain: No term limits; they throw away the good with the bad.
    John McCain: Lost Senate vote on soft-money ban.
Gun Control
    Scott Brown: Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings.
    Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
    Barack Obama: Fast-and-Furious: no prosecutions for Mexican gun/drug snafu.
    Eric Holder: In contempt of Congress for Fast & Furious gun/drug snafu.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents".
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Earned high rating from the National Rifle Association.
    Sarah Palin: Hunts and fishes, as did her father.
    Dick Zimmer: Endorsed by the NRA in 1990 and 1992.
    Rick Lazio: Require criminal background checks at gun shows.
    Rick Lazio: Against gun registration; for sportsmen’s rights.
    Al Gore: Gore says Bush lets NRA make gun policy.
    George W. Bush: Bush says Gore is more a member of NRA than Bush is.
    John McCain: Voted against Brady Bill & assault weapon ban.
    John McCain: Guns are a problem, but so are violent web sites & videos.
    Al Gore: Supports background checks at gun shows, in tie-breaker.
    Elizabeth Dole: Limited right to bear arms.
    Kweisi Mfume: Blacks are disproportionately affected by gun violence.
Health Care
    Ed Gillespie: Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law.
    Jeanne Shaheen: No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance.
    Scott Brown: Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare.
    John Kasich: Expand Medicaid to 275,000 poor Ohioans, but not ObamaCare.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Angus King: ObamaCare was not ambitious enough.
    Jill Stein: ObamaCare took single-payer & public option off the table.
    Andrew Cuomo: Implement the N.Y. Health Exchange with federal funds.
    Paul Kirk: Lobbyist for pharmaceutical company in 1990s.
    Mike Bloomberg: Smoking ban was a crusade of his mayoral administration.
    Rick Lazio: Opposes allowing patient lawsuits against HMOs.
    Rick Lazio: Against allowing assisted suicide.
    Rick Lazio: Hillary’s universal health care is “an abysmal disaster”.
    Al Gore: Against assisted suicide; but leave it to the states.
    Al Gore: Pharmaceutical profits are ‘out of line’.
    Hillary Clinton: Regulate tobacco; fine of $3000 for every underage smoker.
    Al Gore: Drug companies block generic drugs & cheaper sales.
    Bill Bradley: Controlling smoking is key to health care reform.
    Bill Bradley: Universal health care & health insurance coverage.
    Gary Bauer: Allowing suing HMOs.
Homeland Security
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi: Figure out what happened to prevent repeating.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
    Tim Kaine: Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Torture, even under extreme need, makes us like our enemy.
    Anthony Kennedy: Congress must enable habeas rights at Guantanamo.
    Antonin Scalia: Guantanamo rights cause more Americans to be killed.
    David Souter: Court reiterates: habeas rights apply at Guantanamo.
    John Roberts: Habeas rights at Guantanamo is judicial overreach.
    Bob Corker: Do more for intelligence gathering capability.
    Robert Menendez: Battle terror without sacrificing our ideals.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: After Sept. 11th, do whatever it takes to protect America.
    KT McFarland: Challenging Clinton on a national security platform.
    KT McFarland: War on terror is more difficult than the Cold War.
    John Spencer: Let generals decide troop levels, not politicians.
    John Edwards: We are not as safe as we can be.
    John Kerry: Bush’s foreign policy has not made American safer.
    Wesley Clark: Supports School of the Americas.
    Donald Rumsfeld: Missile defense is a moral imperative.
    Al Gore: Nuclear unilateralism will hinder arms control.
    George W. Bush: Lowest possible number of nukes consistent with security.
    John McCain: Disagrees with Perot: No more POWs in Vietnam.
    Al Gore: Appointees must ENFORCE allowing gays; not AGREE with policy.
    Elizabeth Dole: Post-cold-war weapons buildup.
    Elizabeth Dole: Abandon ABM treaty & Test Ban treaty.
    John McCain: Pres. needs experience more than briefing books.
Immigration
    Ed Gillespie: Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
    Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
    Rodney Glassman: Not conservative on immigration.
    Cory Booker: Against involving city police in immigration matters.
    Dale Groutage: Define how immigrant become citizen in fair & timely manner.
    James Webb: Secure the border first; them deal with other aspects.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Illegal migration is a significant national security concern.
    John Spencer: Shut down new immigrants coming in.
Jobs
    Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
    Andrew Cuomo: Attack chronic unemployment among inner-city youth.
    Bob Corker: Job growth by reducing taxation, litigation, and regulation.
    Dale Groutage: Create a more diverse workforce for future jobs.
    Richard Tarrant: More support and advocacy for farmers.
    Rick Lazio: Disallow hiring scabs during union strikes.
    Rick Lazio: Tie minimum wage increase to business tax cut.
    Al Gore: No timber sales in national forest roadless areas. Period.
    Al Gore: Task force to study industrial needs.
    Bill Bradley: Raise minimum wage; more unions; low-income tax cuts.
Local Issues
    Andrew Cuomo: $700 million in aid to localities; make consolidation easier.
Principles & Values
    Jill Stein: Occupy Movement: coming of age of a younger generation.
    Jill Stein: Dems & GOP are both sinking ships; one just sinks faster.
    Joe DioGuardi: Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer.
    Bob Smith: Only one in this race with real-world experience.
    Marco Rubio: God does not love America more than Belgium.
    Paul Kirk: Worked for Robert Kennedy & Ted Kennedy campaigns.
    Paul Kirk: Chair of DNC from 1985 to 1989.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Interned for Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato.
    Sarah Palin: Trounced incumbent governor in 2006 on platform of reform.
    Sarah Palin: Fired controversial state trooper for threatening family.
    Sarah Palin: Voted “Miss Wasilla” in local beauty contest; eloped at 24.
    Sarah Palin: Husband left oil job to avoid conflict; now works for BP.
    Sarah Palin: Husband is part Eskimo; won Iron Dog snowmobile races.
    Chuck Hagel: Offers independent ticket to NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
    Mike Bloomberg: Offered independent ticket by Sen. Chuck Hagel (R, NE).
    Hillary Clinton: Hillary’s paradox: she’s not as liberal as people think.
    Howard Dean: DNC pursuing a 50-state strategy to take back the House.
    KT McFarland: Protege of Henry Kissinger & in Pentagon under Reagan.
    KT McFarland: Calls herself a moderate Reagan Republican.
    Mike Bloomberg: Acquisition of money inextricably tied to hard work.
    Mike Bloomberg: Charitable giving based on “Where can I make a difference?”.
    Dennis Kucinich: Endorsed by Natural Law Party’s 2000 presidential nominee.
    John Hagelin: Endorses Dennis Kucinich for President.
    John Kerry: Ready to lead America: I was there and I led the fight.
    Ralph Nader: Decision on run to be based on Kucinich & Dean’s standing.
    Al Gore: I intend to rejoin the national debate; 2004 options open.
    Bill Clinton: Clinton disbarred from Supreme Court.
    Max Kennedy: Non-profit lawyer; never held elective office.
    Joe Moakley: Enthusiastic about getting federal money for local purposes.
    Pat Buchanan: Buchanan more spoiler than Nader, in state-based analysis.
    Ralph Nader: Nader less spoiler than Buchanan, in state-based analysis.
    Ralph Nader: One purpose of campaign is moving Democrats Left.
    Al Gore: Whose side are you on? The people’s or the powerful?
    John Hagelin: Alternative to Buchanan for Reform Party nomination.
    Rick Lazio: With Dems on social issues; with GOP on taxes & impeachment.
    Rick Lazio: Proud of his “mainstream record”.
    George W. Bush: Good advisers better than knowing everything.
    Rick Lazio: Supported Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America.
    Hillary Clinton: New Democrat: individual responsibility and community.
    Rudy Giuliani: Rudy discounts Bush’s impact on Senate race.
    George W. Bush: Regrets not criticizing Bob Jones U.’s racial divisiveness.
    John McCain: Calls himself a “Reagan Republican”.
    George W. Bush: Pledges to return honor to office of the Presidency.
    John McCain: Calls himself conservative who attracts political center.
    John McCain: Vote based on character, not issues.
    Al Gore: Career in newspaper journalism before politics.
    Al Gore: “Stay and fight!” invokes passion, loyalty, and purpose.
    George W. Bush: Challenges the orthodoxy but is still a devout conservative.
    George W. Bush: Focus on human problems, not just economy.
    George W. Bush: No Gomorrah in America; no disdain of government.
    George W. Bush: Church-based charity assures nobody is left behind.
    Gary Bauer: Return power from Wall Street to America’s families.
    John McCain: Give kids an example to emulate against cynicism.
    Gary Bauer: Legislating morality ok, if it’s our best values.
    John McCain: Public officials have failed to set example for society.
Social Security
    George W. Bush: No specifics like: What age? What percentage?
    John McCain: Option to invest 20% of payroll taxes in private accounts.
    Gary Bauer: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
Tax Reform
    George Allen: No tax increases; no defense cuts; no bargaining.
    Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
    George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
    Andrew Cuomo: A flat tax is not a fair tax.
    Andrew Cuomo: Enacted NY's first-ever property tax cap: 2% per year.
    Andrew Cuomo: NY has 2nd highest state and local tax burden in the nation.
    Sarah Palin: As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax.
    John Spencer: As Yonkers mayor, cut income tax and property tax.
    John Spencer: Make President Bush’s tax cuts permanent.
    Rick Lazio: Supports a “significant tax cut”.
    Al Gore: Bush’s tax plan is “economic snake oil”.
    Al Gore: $250B over 10 years in targeted tax cuts.
    Bill Bradley: Tax breaks for health insurance, working poor, & child care.
    George W. Bush: It’s the people’s money, not the government’s.
    George W. Bush: Biggest tax cuts to those who pay the biggest tax bills.
    John McCain: Tax plan: $238B over 5 years; $500B over 10 years.
    John McCain: Double child tax credit; add family incentives.
    John McCain: “Balanced approach”, and starts a flat tax system.
    John McCain: Middle-class tax cut: expand 15% tax bracket.
    George W. Bush: Tax plan, helping poor & rich, gives economy “second wind”.
    George W. Bush: Lower tax rate for poor as well as rich.
    Gary Bauer: Return power from Wall St. to America’s families.
    Bill Bradley: Veto $792B tax cut; surplus for health coverage & poverty.
    John F. Kennedy: Cut personal & corporate taxes to stimulate economy.
Technology
    Richard Blumenthal: Google fined $7M for secretly collecting personal info.
    Paul Ryan: Within government limits are things like infrastructure.
    Elizabeth Warren: Push for spending on infrastructure.
    Robert Reich: Microsoft has duty to citizens as well as to shareholders.
    Ralph Nader: Ruling against Microsoft bodes well for competition.
War & Peace
    Hillary Clinton: Supported decision to target Osama bin Laden.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
    Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
    Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
    Jill Stein: We're not safer internationally with drone wars.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
    Jon Huntsman: Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security.
    Mike Bloomberg: Nobody wants war to continue, but what happens next?
    Jim Gilmore: No troop increase without mission; but no timetable.
    Claire McCaskill: Economic sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program.
    Claire McCaskill: Talk to North Korea to renounce nuclear program.
    Dale Groutage: Work toward a multi-nation solution in Iraq.
    James Webb: No patriotism question when Eisenhower questioned Korean War.
    KT McFarland: More troops should have been deployed in Iraq.
    John Spencer: Criticizing the President brings comfort to the enemy.
    John Spencer: Anti-war climate after Vietnam kept him away from college.
    John Edwards: Iraq war has cost America dearly.
    John Kerry: Condemned early Vietnam protests as “irresponsible”.
    Wesley Clark: Bush used 9/11 as a pretext to implement Iraq invasion plan.
    Wesley Clark: Supported Iraq war while we were at war.
    Donald Rumsfeld: Expect terrorists to get bio, chem, & nuke weapons.
    Al Gore: Palestine: Arafat should restrain protest violence.
    George W. Bush: Arafat should limit protests; terrorists should pay a price.
    Rick Lazio: Supported intervention in Kosovo.
    Rudy Giuliani: Iraq: More inspections; counter OPEC’s oil production cuts.
    John McCain: Authorize Clinton to send in ground troops in Kosovo.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Kasich: Replace war on the poor with Christian compassion.
    Andrew Cuomo: Create a Foreclosure Relief Unit to keep people in homes.
    Andrew Cuomo: Remove barriers to food stamps: stop fingerprinting for food.
    Mike Bloomberg: Count poverty based on all costs, minus welfare assistance.
    Ralph Nader: Message to Democrats: Don’t take labor for granted.
    Rick Lazio: Allow food stamps for legal immigrants.
    Rick Lazio: Public housing: More work & service; less concentrated poor.
    Al Gore: Build 180,000 low-income homes; subsidize 120,000 more.
    George W. Bush: 50% tax credits for 20,000 home rehabs per year.
    Rudy Giuliani: The homeless need special attention: reach out & help.
    Al Gore: Proposes sweeping Federal programs, $Billions, for needy.
    George W. Bush: Churches provide “armies of compassion” to help the poor.
    Bill Bradley: Welfare should not require mothers to work.


The above quotations are from State of New York Politicians: secondary Archives.



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